I have waxed an egg which I originally thought was simply a little dented (about 6mm accross). On checking tonight to see if its fertile, it indeed is, the tell tale spider is taking form. However, teh cracks are MUCH bigger than I thought. From the dent, stress cracks are running almost top to bottom, and around nearly half the egg. Plus, another spot at the air cell end on the other side. Think it was probably trodden on. Now, if it was one of mine, ok, in the bin it goes. BUT it's a silver laced brahma. I REALLY want it, the other four are intact, but the shells are a little speckled so hard to tell yet if fertile or not. I have waxed over most of the one side of the egg, and put a dab over the tiny crack on the other side. What's the chances of this hatching? I know I'll probably have to help it out when it tries to zip. The wax won't be good for it, even if it can get out. I'm also not sure it can exchange gases well enough during incubation with a crack this big. Will try to get candling pics when I candle them all on day 6. Omg, what am I letting myself in for?